This week we’re back on the dance theme with Funky Town by Lipps Inc. It’s one of those songs you hear being played somewhere but cannot recall the group. Though that’s perhaps not surprising as even I was amazed to read that it was released in 1979. I defy you not to tap your foot or move something to the catchy beat…
While the UK is recovering from yet more wet weather, the upper parts of the Val d’Hérens have had their first serious snow of the year. Yesterday about 20 – 25 cm (8-10″) fell in our valley and this morning it’s decidedly crunchy underfoot.
I’m sure I’ve posted similar images to these before, but perhaps not this early in the year.
I love a quirky little song (and I hope you do too). This song by Peter Sarstedt from 1979 always, ALWAYS makes me smile. 😊
The video makers have obviously had a bit of fun matching the images with the lyrics.
I’ve probably mentioned it before but I was a big Tamla Motown fan when I was young(er). It’s been hard choosing just one or two from the 100’s of brilliant songs available but, today, I bring you something from 1969 by the fabulous Four Tops.
This weekend we had the pleasure of welcoming four of my friends and former work colleagues. Three of them are very fit, keen walkers, so yesterday I took them on one of my favourite walks, from Arolla to the Aiguilles Rouges mountain hut, returning via the lower path from Lac Bleu. Julia meanwhile relaxed at the chalet reading her book in the glorious sunshine.
After searching the flights for a late summer/autumn beach holiday, we decided on Mykonos and it proved to be a great choice. Although the wind blew quite strongly some days, the air and sea temperatures were perfect.
As you will see from the selection of suitably watermarked images below, Jude takes much better pictures than I do.
Getting back into the dance groove, today we have a classic from the early 90’s by Zambian-born Zimbabwean singer, Rozalla. I’m not sure why, but this ‘Official Music Video’ seems to be a little out of sync (at least it was for me). It still sounds very good though!! 😁
In a slight departure from my normal genre of disco dance music, I bring you a bit of reggae by Dave and Ansell Collins. It was released in 1970 but was the 2nd* reggae song to reach number 1 in the UK way back in May 1971.
(*For the curious – the first was Desmond Dekker’s ‘The Israelites’ in 1969).
Last weekend, my daughter Sarah and her husband Karl came to stay for a few days. They have done many of the walks in our valley already, but they had never been up to the Cabane de la Tsa. Although closed at this time of the year, the mountain hut sits at 2,607m (8.553ft) and provides a nice circular walk from Arolla.
We’ve just passed the half way stage of my play list and what better title to kick off the second half than Lost in Music by Sister Sledge. Another classic from 1979.